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Frank Gehry to design new home for LA Phil’s youth orchestra in Inglewood
November 16, 2017 - 4:20pm
Even at 88-years-old, Frank Gehry keeps racking up new projects in his adopted home town of Los Angeles. 
He’s got several high-profile projects in the pipeline already—new towers on Bunker Hill, a master plan for the LA River, and a retail and housing complex on the Sunset Strip.
Now the starchitect is adding another one to the roster: a permanent home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s youth orchestra in Inglewood, conductor Gustavo Dudamel announced today. To read the entire article click here.
L.A. Philharmonic Selects Downtown Inglewood for Youth Orchestra Campus
November 16, 2017 - 9:54am

Last Thursday, internationally-renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel announced that the Los Angeles Philharmonic would be establishing a state-of-the art music and cultural campus in the heart of downtown Inglewood for his beloved Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA). To read the entire article click here.

L.A. Phil is keeping it 100
November 13, 2017 - 3:12pm
When you make it to your 100th birthday, you deserve a pretty great party—and in 2018 L.A. Phil will be going big. Starting with the gifts, which they’re giving to the city in the form of 10,000 free tickets to performances in the 2018/2019 season. 
The free-ticket program, “100 for the 100,” is aimed at bringing in audiences that have previously had limited access to Disney Concert Hall shows. The tickets will be distributed through L.A. Phil partnership organizations all across the county. It’s all part of a plan to expand the orchestra’s reach into the L.A. community. To read the entire article click here.
L.A. Phil’s Youth Orchestra to Get a New, Frank Gehry-Designed Home
November 13, 2017 - 11:50am

Frank Gehry has already designed one of America’s best-loved concert halls, Walt Disney Concert Hall, for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Now he is drawing up plans for a new home for the ensemble’s youth orchestra program, YOLA, which plans to double in size. To read the entire article click here.

Inglewood...City of Maestros
November 10, 2017 - 9:25am
Not content to be widely considered the most important orchestra in America, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced on Thursday utopian plans for a 2018-19 centennial season on an unprecedentedly lavish scale.
For the year leading up to the 100th anniversary of its first concert on Oct. 24, 1919, the L.A. Phil has hired Frank Gehry to design a permanent home for music director Gustavo Dudamel’s YOLA youth education project. To read the entire article click here.
North Hollywood meeting to showcase designs for LA River bike, walking paths through Valley
October 23, 2017 - 12:15pm

Los Angeles city engineers will show off designs this evening for a project to build bike and walking paths along 13 miles of the Los Angeles River, stretching from Reseda to Griffith Park. To read the entire article click here.

Will the LA River through Downtown ever look like this?
October 9, 2017 - 2:02pm
Splashy new renderings show what a greened-up LA River—surrounded by parks, jacaranda trees, restored marshlands, and new high-rises and mixed-use development—might look like decades from now.
The renderings were released this week by AECOM, a giant Los Angeles based engineering, engineering, design, and consulting firm, and they zero in a four-mile stretch of the river from about the southern edge of the Arts District to just north of Dodger Stadium. To read the entire article click here.
Competing Arenas Leave Inglewood Mayor Playing From Two Different Decks
October 5, 2017 - 1:20pm

Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. made a prediction on the eve of the Forum’s reopening almost four years ago. The Madison Square Garden Co. and Executive Chairman James L. Dolan had invested $100 million into transforming the arena into a world-class concert venue. Butts believed the overhauled building, complete with 17,500 red velvet seats, would reestablish the city as a leading entertainment destination after years of struggles with financial problems and crime. To read the entire article click here.

Times Q&A: Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Shares His Thoughts on Chris Paul, the Inglewood Arena and More
October 3, 2017 - 5:26pm

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is a visible presence at most of the team’s home games. He’s animated, vocal and seems to take every point personally. He doesn’t speak to the media very often, but here, in a wide-ranging interview with The Times, he addresses many of the topics that Clippers fans want to know about. To read the entire interview click here.

In Its Effort To Go Green, L.A. Created a Trash Monopoly That's Gouging Customers. They Need To Fix It
October 2, 2017 - 3:43pm

The city’s new environment-friendly, years-in-the-planning garbage pickup program has left the Los Angeles businesses and condo associations that rely on it with a severe case of sticker shock.

Back in 2014, when the City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti approved the program, there was a lot of talk about the environmental benefits of the program — which are real — but little mention by city leaders that the service would cost more. To read the entire article click here.